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Just a few days ago, Emanuel Sá over at Dribbble posted up a teaser shot and a webpage of what is apparently Bohemian Coding’s most ambitious project to date. Dubbed over with its tagline as “The designer’s toolbox”, the sequel to Bohemian Coding’s infinite-canvas, feature-packed, vector-drawing app for the Mac looks as if it is a direct competitor to Adobe’s own vector-drawing app, Illustrator.
Bohemian Coding, if you’ve never heard of them before, is a company that’s been developing great, good-looking apps since 2008. In fact, they’re the very same company that made Fontcase, a beautiful replacement app to Mac OS X’s default Font Book app, and is also the awardee of a 2009 Apple Design Award.
Besides Fontcase, Sketch (the predecessor to the upcoming sequel) in its entirety is a wonderful and useful app on its own, and it makes a great companion if you find yourself having to draw a lot of vectors (for example, designing an icon set) and then having to paste them in to add layer styles into Photoshop.
If Sketch 2 includes Photoshop’s handy slew of graphic-design related features, then Bohemian Coding’s brand new app could replace Adobe’s own.
So, having used Sketch before, and being a general fan of Bohemian Coding’s wonderful taste in good user-interface design, I have a proud feeling this brand new app, Sketch 2, will be as it is called, “the designer’s toolbox”.